MEGAN MAYNARD

Megan Maynard was brought up in Mozambique but travelled to boarding school in Johannesburg from the age of 9. After her schooling, she attended UCT where she completed a BA degree. She subsequently worked in Johannesburg for a while, then travelled overseas before getting married. When her children were small, she went to work at The Ridge School as an assistant to the Bursar but it soon became clear that she was more interested in teaching than working with figures. She completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Education at UJ and was employed by The Ridge in various teaching positions for the next 23 years. At the end of 2013, she decided that she wanted to do something different and so took on a term as a locum English teacher at Jan Celliers. She was then approached by Margi Bashall, the founder of The Link with whom she had done her teacher training, to take over as Co-ordinator of The Link organisation. This was an amazing opportunity as it embraced those things about which she is most passionate – education, children and making a contribution to society. She has been leading The Link team since May 2014 and is increasingly convinced of the important role that it is playing.